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  • Hollywood, hoisted by their own PC petards: Celebutards join us in Obama's rabbit hole.

    09/08/2013 10:59:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-8-2013 | MOTUS
    ALICE [Falling]: How curious. I never realized that rabbit holes were so dark . . . and so long . . . and so empty. I believe I have been falling for five minutes, and I still can't see the bottom! Hey Reg - race you to the bottom! If there is one. Meanwhile, further down the rabbit hole: After opening to tepid reviews in this country, the White House announced Friday that Big Guy was cancelling a fund-raiser in Hollywood in order to launch an emergency media blitz to sell his new movie – coming soon to a...
  • California Teachers Union Cartoon Video Has Rich Urinating On Poor

    12/05/2012 5:09:13 PM PST · by tpmintx · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/5/12 | RCP
    "Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale" by the California Federation of Teachers: An animated fairy tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by Mike Konopacki. Written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. An 8 minute video about how we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore. They tell the people that there is no alternative, but the people aren't so sure. This land bears a startling resemblance...
  • Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale (Ed Asner)

    12/04/2012 9:36:50 PM PST · by DWar · 37 replies
    California Federation of Teachers ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Fred Glass
    Tax the rich: An animated fairy tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by Mike Konopacki. Written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. An 8 minute video about how we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore. They tell the people that there is no alternative, but the people aren't so sure. This land bears a startling resemblance to our land. For more info, www.cft.org.
  • Utah home inspired by Disney movie 'Up' sold

    12/03/2011 2:15:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | AP Story
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two self-described Disney "fanatics" have purchased a house in Utah modeled after the colorful home featured in the animated movie "Up." Discovering the house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Herriman, Utah, was a dream come true for Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif. The couple had been looking for a house with some of the same flourishes as the one in the movie, such as a multi-colored exterior or a blue kitchen with retro appliances. They initially looked in California until they saw news reports about the house in Utah that included...
  • Lou Grant Disses Mary Richards! (Ed Asner down on Mary Tyler Moore for liking Sarah Palin)

    09/09/2011 11:50:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 148 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Neal Justin
    The great thing about being a living legend is that you can pretty much speak your mind without major repercussions. I was reminded of that Thursday night when I found myself chatting with Ed Asner at a party celebrating the upcoming season at the Fitzgerald Theater. Asner's in town for his one-man performance as Franklin Delano Roosevelt. By way of saying hello, I asked him what he thought of the announcement earlier in the day that Mary Tyler Moore would be getting a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. Asner, 81, hadn't heard the news and, based on...
  • WWII Nazi War Criminal Milivoj Asner Dies Free in Austria

    06/20/2011 2:42:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    The once-powerful head of the Croatian police during World War II, Milivoj Asner, has died a free man in Austria at the age of 98. Asner appeared as the fourth person on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 'Most Wanted' list, and appeared on Interpol's 'Most Wanted' list as well. Nevertheless, he managed to escape extradition from Austria to Croatia, where in 2005 he was indicted for crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Those included his active participation in the deportation of hundreds of Jews, Serbs and Roma (gypsies) to the Nazi death camps. The Austrian government allowed him to stay in...
  • Ed Asner: Conservatives Landing 'Mortal Blows' on American Society

    02/21/2009 11:42:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 57 replies · 2,530+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post's Weekend section on Friday included an interview with left-wing actor Ed Asner in advance of his appearance at nearby George Mason University playing William Jennings Bryan, "the infamous attacker of Darwinism and evolution." Or so says his Post interviewer, Michael O'Sullivan. Conservatives are killing America, Asner proclaimed: "Our education has just gone into the toilet in this country," Asner says, before fulminating in a way that begins to sound a little bit like, well, a more liberal version of Bryan. "Having suffered, from the time of Reagan until now, with onslaughts against government daubing at improving the...
  • Litigant In Chief: 9/11 Widow Ellen Mariani Says George W. Bush is a Gangster(Ed Asner)

    01/31/2004 10:38:20 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 45 replies · 536+ views
    ThePortlandPhoenix ^ | Saturday, January 31, 2004 | ALEX IRVINE
    9/11 widow Ellen Mariani(Derry, N.H.) says George W. Bush is a gangster. We talk to her and her lawyer Philip J. Berg: Ellen Mariani last saw her husband Louis Neil early on the morning of September 11, 2001, at Logan Airport, where they were taking different flights to Los Angeles for a daughter’s wedding. He hadn’t gotten his tickets until the last minute, and couldn’t get on her flight, but there were seats open on Flight 175. Neil Mariani died when that plane crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center, and after rejecting a settlement offer of...
  • (NEW BOOK) Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner

    12/06/2007 2:25:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 155+ views
    barnes and noble ^ | 12-2007 | Faulkner
    Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain, and Injustice by Maureen Faulkner, Michael A. Smerconish Publisher: Lyons Press, The Pub. Date: December 2007 ISBN-13: 9781599213767 Synopsis Maureen Faulkner's husband, Philadelphia police office Danny Faulkner, was shot between the eyes on a cold December night in 1981. Mumia Abu-Jamal was unanimously convicted of the crime by a racially mixed jury based on: the testimony of several eyewitnesses, his ownership of the murder weapon, matching ballistics, and Abu-Jamal's own confession. After his conviction, however, a national anti-death penalty movement was started to "Free Mumia;" Mike Farrell, Ed Asner, Whoopi Goldberg,...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or commission@nion.us News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: http://www.bushcommission.org An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • "Joining the military is hazardous to your humanity" says group sponsored by fmr. Dem. Congressman

    06/18/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    The "Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors" is an organization which "supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war", according to its website. Among the resources available on the website are How-to guides on being AWOL, various reasons for getting out of the military, as well as a list of reasons one should not join the US military. The following picture on its website illustrates the goal of the organization: This organization lists among its sponsors former Democratic congressman Ronald Dellums of California. Dellums was an anti-war, anti-military radical who created a stir during the Vietnam...
  • Asner Says He Faced Fox "Lynch Mob"

    12/13/2005 5:56:30 AM PST · by frankjr · 84 replies · 3,346+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 12/13/05 | Brian Stelter
    Actor Ed Asner, a death penalty opponent, appeared on Court TV today to talk about the Stanley "Tookie" Williams case. He said he felt like he was appearing before a lynch mob when he appeared on Fox recently: "...I would be amazed if he did commute. It just strikes me that you know we go through these dog and pony shows all the time. It gives me an opportunity to appear before your cameras and spout and it gives other people a very good platform to spout. I must say that on your program from the guests that you've had...
  • Hollywood Hate Group Assaults Bush (Hollyweird Left Mega-Barf Alert)

    07/13/2004 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 35 replies · 2,799+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 12, 2004 | Ben Johnson
    Last weekend's hatefest in New York City, in which John Kerry endorsed the vicious attack of Hollywood hacks on the Commander-in-Chief, provides a sad portent of things to come. Leftist hate group MoveOn.org announced last week that it has enlisted the help of the Hollywood elite in its partisan campaign to smear the president and stigmatize America’s War on Terror. According to a Time magazine story (“I’m Rob Reiner, and I Approve This Ad”), such Hollywood powerhouses as Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, Rob Reiner, “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, Al Franken, the ubiquitous Kevin...
  • TV News People 'Thank God' for Conservative-Bashing Author

    06/04/2004 2:38:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 52 replies · 233+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 6/04/04 | Marc Morano
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former conservative author-turned-liberal activist David Brock, whose new book and website are devoted to denouncing conservative media outlets, says network news personalities have privately praised him and told him, "Thank God you are doing this..." Brock, the author of The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy, told an audience of several hundred fellow liberal activists about off-the-air exchanges he has had with network news hosts. Brock spoke Thursday in Washington at the "Take Back America" conference, which is billed as a gathering of progressive activists. "In the past few weeks -- as I...
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  • Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh'

    10/10/2003 12:54:25 PM PDT · by kimmie7 · 126 replies · 766+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 10, 2003 | Kevin McCullough
    In the news this week are several reports of an exchange between syndicated talk-show host Mike Gallagher and actor-turned-leftist-poster-child Edward Asner. The account goes like this: Mike Gallagher approached Asner at a recent cocktail party promoting the new film "Elf" in which Asner stars as Santa Claus. As Gallagher introduced himself, Asner asked his profession. When Gallagher replied "radio talk-show host," Asner replied, "I love going toe-to-toe with you guys.'' ''I know,'' Gallagher replied. ''I've heard you on Sean Hannity's show.'' ''Hannity's next, you know,'' Asner responded. ''Huh?'' said Gallagher. ''Hannity's next,'' said Asner. ''We're going after him just like...
  • Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh'

    10/10/2003 3:01:14 AM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 97 replies · 1,908+ views
    wnd.com/ ^ | October 10, 2003 | Kevin McCullough
    Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh' Posted: October 10, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In the news this week are several reports of an exchange between syndicated talk-show host Mike Gallagher and actor-turned-leftist-poster-child Edward Asner. The account goes like this: Mike Gallagher approached Asner at a recent cocktail party promoting the new film "Elf" in which Asner stars as Santa Claus. As Gallagher introduced himself, Asner asked his profession. When Gallagher replied "radio talk-show host," Asner replied, "I love going toe-to-toe with you guys.'' ''I know,'' Gallagher replied. ''I've heard you on Sean Hannity's show.'' ''Hannity's...
  • Ed "I love Castro" Asner To Play Santa Claus In New Movie

    06/14/2003 6:37:21 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 28 replies · 255+ views
    Ed Asner to play Santa Claus? Is nothing sacred? We need to let Hollywood know this is not acceptable.
  • 1ST ANNUAL Boycott HOLLYWEIRD FREEPATHON, Tell everyone you know avoid Movie Theaters this WEEKEND

    05/20/2003 9:56:59 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 38 replies · 421+ views
    vanity | May 21, 2002 | the Eagle Has Landed
    Since MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND is the big kickoff to the summer season. I'm requesting that all FREEPERS don't go to a single movie the entire MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND to punish Hollyweird in the pocketbook for their hatred of America. Spread the word, try to get your friends to do other activities. Surely their is better ways to spend our money that give it to people that hate America and want to destroy our way of life.
  • Asner Defends Castro: "We Didn't Have a Free Election in 2002"

    05/08/2003 12:35:27 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 96 replies · 2,489+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday, May 08, 2003 | BrentBaker
    Ed Asner sees a greater threat from the Bush administration than from the hapless Fidel Castro who is being pushed around unfairly. Defending Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover signing a letter denouncing the U.S. for threatening Cuba, Asner charged on Wednesday's Buchanan & Press on MSNBC that "they may well be put in prison here for...the support they're giving to Castro, the way things are going in this country." Asner insisted that those put to death by Castro, for trying to hijack a ferry so they could escape to the U.S., received a "very fair" trial. Blaming the U.S. for...
  • Protesters Have Right to Speak

    04/17/2003 6:11:20 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 50 replies · 545+ views
    County Press ^ | 4-16-03 | William W. Lawrence
    Second Thoughts By: William W. Lawrence 04/15/2003 We hear so much about young Americans -- teenagers and early 20s -- who give Americans a bad name. Then we watch our young GIs and our chest swells with pride.They were freeing an oppressed people while naked women, transvestites, dogs, dancers and singers joined Harry Belafonte in an antiwar protest to "praise the patriotism of the demonstrators" and condemn the military action in Iraq."We denounce governments that act with tyranny," Mr. Belafonte told the crowd. He was talking about our government, not Saddam Hussein's. Listen, there were always war protesters.I was a...
  • Hooray For Hollywood

    03/08/2003 5:44:05 AM PST · by alan alda · 6 replies · 295+ views
    TheJewish Press ^ | 03-07-03 | Jason Maoz
    Media Monitor Hooray For Hollywood By Jason Maoz Senior Editor This week the Monitor is intent on having a bit of fun, though the subject is a serious one — the tendency of actors to embrace left-wing causes in general and the current antiwar movement in particular, all the while spouting the sort of inanities that only a New York Times editorial writer would take even half seriously. This, of course, is hardly something new: Way back in 1917 H.L. Mencken described actors as “blatant and obnoxious posturers and windbags” who were “full of hot and rancid gases.” And to...
  • Hollywood 'Experts' Speak Out !

    02/27/2003 11:43:18 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 397+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | February 27, 2003 | Larry Elder
    In Hollywood, apparently, celebrity equals expertise. Edward Norton: "Almost everyone in Germany and France is in sync with the governments. I almost forgot what it's like to be proud of my government. . . . It's dismaying to see the unilateralism the government is doing. There aren't enough rational steps." Robert Altman: "The present government in America I just find disgusting, the idea that George Bush could run a baseball team successfully -- he can't even speak! I just find him an embarrassment. I was over here when the election was on and I couldn't believe it -- and I'm...
  • Ed Asner Blames America First & Laughs-Off Bush?s Vision

    11/25/2002 8:49:41 AM PST · by Semper Paratus · 35 replies · 245+ views
    Media Research ^ | 11/25/02 | CyberAlert
    Actor and left-wing activist Ed Asner put his blame America first views and contempt for President Bush on full display Friday on CNN. Asner mocked the idea that Iraq poses any nuclear threat, suggesting "they?d have to borrow atomic bombs from Israel," maintained the U.S. is no "moral authority," charged that Bush's policy is motivated by "a strong streak of racism? since "our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color," blamed the U.S. for "the starvation of Cuba," and when Silver said "I thank God that the President has the clarity and the vision" to...
  • Ed (Asinine) Asner in San Rafael/Mill Valley CA tomorrow night. Anyone wanna FReep?

    10/09/2002 8:52:16 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 22 replies · 253+ views
    TRIBUTE TO EDWARD ASNER Thursday October 10 Tribute Only $20 7PM Rafael TASN10R Tribute and Reception $45 Rafael/Piatti Restaurant TASN10P Reception at Piatti Restaurant follows Tribute 9PM Join us for an on-stage interview with TV's favorite boss, featuring large- and smallscreen career highlights. Afterward, relax, mingle and enjoy the great foot at Piatti Restaurant, which will be paired with wines from Frei Brothers Reserve. Sponsored by American Airlines A Tribute to Edward Asner Calling Edward Asner an important actor is like describing Mount Rushmore as a nifty stone carving. Name another television star able to play the same character convincingly...
  • Ed Asner Article

    06/18/2002 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Captain Hook · 14 replies · 175+ views
    A friend of mine told me last night that Ed Asner and a few other “Hollywood Commies” wrote an open letter criticizing America for striking back after 9/11. They also say that President Bush does not speak for all Americans and his decision to attack Afghanistan was a knee-jerk reaction. Supposedly the letter was published in an English newspaper. Did anyone else hear about this?